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According to the most recent data from the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of children in foster care in the U.S. declined by almost a quarter between 2002 and 2012, from 523,616 to 399,546. (Reductions among African American children were the most dramatic, declining by nearly 50 percent and accounting for nearly three quarters of the overall decline).
All of which is good news in May, also known as National Foster Care Month. The decline is a testimony to the great work done by foster parents, family members, …

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Find out what Junior League leaders experienced at the AJLI 93nd Annual Conference through their personal updates on social media.

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The following guest post was authored by Brittany Kutz, Junior League of Ogden.
My first realization that there were other cultures than my own was when I was 9 or 10 years old. I was in the locker room at the indoor pool on Hill Air Force Base when an elderly woman stripped completely naked in front of me. I was changing in the locker room as well, but using my towel to keep covered as my mother had taught me. Bewildered I rushed to dress and asked my mother why …

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It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …